We found over 500 mental health professionals near Downey, CA.

Filter By:
Showing 1-16 of 500
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. James S. Pratty M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.24 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
Address: 10802 College Place, Cerritos, CA 90703
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer's disease
Dr. Steve Gholamhosein Rahimi MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
V. Charles Charuvastra M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 8301 Florence Avenue, Downey, CA 90240
Herbert Sim-On Chin M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.94 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 12601 Cullen St, Whittier, CA 90602
Dr. Om Prakash MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 1.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Xin Wang MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Johnny Edrozo M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Dr. Ngoctram Thi Vo D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Jinous Parvizi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dr. Megan Kavanaugh Jones MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 12501 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
Moheb Naguib Beshay MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Mrs. Joelle Allman
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 18000 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... (Read more)
Alex Sahba MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Jasjit Kaur M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Ame Kim Lee LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 14241 Firestone Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638
Dr. James C. Lu MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 12501 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
Advertisement

What is Mental Health Care?

Mental health care refers to a broad group of professionals who work to keep people mentally well. Just as physical illness can cause unwanted aches and pains, mental illness can cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Even people who are not dealing with a mental illness can suffer from the effects of a stressful situation and find it difficult to cope. Mental health care workers seek to improve the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of their clients, usually through therapy.

There are many kinds of mental health care providers. Some examples include psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, substance abuse professionals, and social workers. Mental health workers treat patients at all stages of life and through many common problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and several others.

Some of the symptoms that occur with mental health issues and may cause a person to seek treatment include:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Decreased energy, fatigue
  • Numbness or a lack of interest in life
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Recurrent, persistent thoughts
  • Feeling unusually anxious, sad, angry, worried, or on edge
  • An inability to care for one’s self or perform daily tasks

Patients seeking mental health treatment have several options. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or simply ‘therapy’. In therapy, mental health workers guide patients as they talk about issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make positive, healthy changes. Some patients also take medication to treat mental illness. Medications are especially effective at treating the chemical imbalances behind more severe cases of depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Many mental illnesses are treated with a combination of both medication and therapy. For example, in substance abuse care, medications to ease withdrawal symptoms are commonly used together with a specific kind of therapy called behavior therapy, which teaches patients how to handle challenging situations without drugs or alcohol. Mental health workers may also consult with physicians or use community resources to help patients function at their best.
Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.